Vastavam web: India will overtake China to become the world’s most populous country in just eight years, according to a United Nations report. In the world’ populated country by the century ends. Meanwhile, the Chinese population will decrease by 31.4 million, or around 2.2 per cent, between 2019 and 2050. The report titled ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’ estimated that the world’s population is expected to increase by two million by 2050, from 7.7 billion today to 9.7 billion.
The nine countries expected to show the biggest increase are India, Nigeria and Pakistan, followed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States of America. In all, the population of sub-Saharan Africa is expected to practically double by 2050, the report said.